Maryknollers were independent, outgoing, and joyful women who were highly educated, and acted in professional capacities as teachers, social workers and medical personnel. Special attention has been paid to identifying the many small, lesser-known groups that arrived in China during the early decades of the twentieth century. In examining the resurfacing of a Catholic community in a Hakka village in Jiaoling county, Guangdong, the book shows what it means to be part of a global and modern rural village. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank DikÃ¶tter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A priceless collection of first-hand materials on the social history of Hong Kong, it also serves as a companion volume to the author's The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 Palgrave, 2004. In addition, a special category of the as yet little-studied indigenous communities of Chinese women has also been included.
The Maryknoll Sisters were first American Catholic community of women founded for overseas missionary work, and were the first American sisters in Hong Kong. Through a close examination of life-cycle rituals such as weddings, baptisms, and funerals, and community-wide events such as the building of a new church and a celebration of Christmas, the author shows how Catholic villagers pursued strategies to make their imagined futures a reality. I purchased this book because I went to Maryknoll and grew up in Hong Kong in the fifties. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days from purchase. Chu's volume is a richly documented, fair-minded, and illuminating account of the Maryknoll Sisters' experience in Hong Kong from their arrival in 1921 through the 1960s. They managed this transformation despite a multiplicity of national and transnational processes that might have deterred them: the privatization of local sectors of the socialist economy; the global movement of people as workers, students, and tourists; and the swift modernization of Chinese production and consumption.
This comprehensive annotated bibliography of reference works from Chinese, Japanese, and Western language sources covers the 1911 Revolution, the Republic of China 1912-1949 , the People's Republic of China 1949- , post-1912 Hong Kong and Macau, and post-1911 overseas Chinese. Emphasizing the intertwining histories of the Hong Kong Church, the churches in China, and the Roman Catholic Church, it demonstrates how the history of the Precious Blood Congregation throws light on the formation and development of indigenous groups of sisters in contemporary China. Now revised and updated to incorporate numerous new materials, this is the major source for researching American Christian activity in China, especially that of missions and missionaries. It is a priceless collection of first-hand materials on the social history of Hong Kong. Pioneer missionary Timothy Richard served forty-five years in China and became a household name among educated Chinese. His influence grew, along with high official honors, after 1891 when he became general secretary of the Christian Literature Society and continued as a leader in the Educational Association of China.
Following his recommendation, which received Imperial approval by June 1901, the province paid a fine, but it was used to found a college of Western learning in its capital city. My father's love for his little sister was obvious. The essays included here, by a range of scholars working on these issues today, originated as a lively and spirited session of the 2008 College Art Association annual conference. This website aims to introduce the Maryknoll Sisters Center, and to promote better understanding of the Maryknoll mission. Provides the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history Traces the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western religion to a thoroughly Chinese religion Contextualizes the growth of Christianity in China within national and local politics Offers a portrait of the complex religious scene in China today Contrasts China with other non-Western societies where Christianity is surging. Chinese translation published in 2007.
During these meetings, the internees talked about their lives in the Stanley Camp during the Japanese occupation. Hearts on Fire: The Story of the Maryknoll Sisters. The essays contained in The Catholic Church in Modern China inform readers of the major issues facing the Catholic Church in China today. Therefore, this series would fill in the gap in the knowledge of Christianity in regional and local studies in modern China. The address of the Center is 10 Pines Bridge Road, Ossining, New York. He told me about her internment and when she came to visit she played the piano for us.
By the mid-1890s, many Chinese scholars and officials began to embrace his expanding vision and approach to reform. . Each Christmas, my father and I would go to a religious clothing store in Boston to purchase items for my aunt Sister Rose Olive Skehan. Where did the name Maryknoll come from? In turn, the selfless American Sisters were rewarded with a degree of acceptance and with conversion opportunities that, otherwise, might not as readily have been there. It includes data from the beginnings of Christianity in China in the early eighth century through 1952, when American missionary activity in China virtually ceased.
In an era marked culturally by world-weary cynicism and self-conscious irony, a new humanism may be emerging, one which aims to move beyond fragmentation and opposition to integration and unification. These include Catholic societies, congregations and institutions in a particular region or locality. Chu argues that the mission provided Maryknollers what they had long desired--equal employment opportunities--which were only later emphasized in the women's liberation movement of the 1960s. Her books include Catholicism in China, 1900-Present New York: Palgrave Macmillan, October 2014 ; The Catholic Church in China New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 ; Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists: 1937-1997 New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 , The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1966 New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 , The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: In Love with the Chinese New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 and its Chinese edition Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. The conference organizers welcome panels and individual papers on Chinese Catholic Church history, the development of pastoral care and rituals, ordinary Catholic families and converts, and the impact of the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965 on China.
Category: Social Science Author : C. Also included are Chinese and foreign personalities and the laity in a particular locality. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to be considered for the series, please contact the series editor Cindy Yik-yi Chu at. Pages: 256 This book is a documentary survey of Hong Kong history, from the 1920s to the mid-1960s, from the perspective of the Maryknoll Sisters, as recorded in their diaries written during that period. This ethnographic study of a Chinese Catholic village reveals how the rapid penetration of transnational processes into the Peoples Republic of China during the post-Mao period has redefined and created new social and cultural structures in rural communities. This book brought back some wonderful memories of an aunt who I rarely saw but cared about.
This comprehensive guide will facilitate scholarly research concerning the history of Christianity in China as well as the wider Sino-Western cultural encounter. Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. The aim of this book is not to propose a resurgence of religious iconography, but rather to give voice to long-suppressed--often maligned, and certainly professionally risky--positions informed by and reverberating with themes of the sacred. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; Paperback Edition, 2007. Beyond Belief: Theoaesthetics or Just Old-Time Religion? The assertion of this book is that the mission provided Maryknollers what they had long desired - equal emplyment opportunities - which were only later emphasized in the women's liberation movement of the 1960s.